If you’ve been following my posts lately, you will have heard me talking about We Make Dance Music. What are the major benefits of selling your music through We Make Dance Music? How can you best promote your music online with them? In this post, we will discuss the best music promotion strategies. We are going to take a closer look at sites like Hypeddit, We Make Dance Music, SoundCloud and YouTube to see how these are the best sites to promote your music products online. After reading this post, you will know more about how to sell your DAW templates, sample packs, presets and more to producers of electronic dance music…
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How to Plan Your Music Promotion
There are a couple of websites that you need to be a part of if you wish to successfully market your music production products to the world. These include SoundCloud and Hypeddit. I also recommend that you use YouTube. Believe it or not, more people listen to music on YouTube than Spotify.
What is Hypeddit and Why is it an Essential Tool for Music Promotion
Hypeddit is essential for music promotion for more than just one reason. These include…
- Hypeddit is a music promotion service that is especially built for musicians.
- It’s inexpensive – less than $10 per month.
- You can quickly and easily build your email list.
- You can quickly and easily build your social media following.
- Hypeddit will send your music viral effortlessly.
- It works with over 50 genres and 14 social media platforms.
So, you see if you wish to sell your music online, Hypeddit really is the best asset you will find anywhere. In fact, I would go so far as to call it essential if you want to promote your music online quickly and easily.
How to Promote Your Music Online Using Hypeddit, We Make Dance Music and SoundCloud
The great thing about using Hypeddit is that it allows your music to be shared quickly and easily. That is the main reason I use it. I strongly advise you to use it too because it is inexpensive, yet it offers so much value to today’s music producers.
SoundCloud is a community of people just like you. There are producers there from all over the world. These are people who will buy your We Make Dance Music products.
SoundCloud also allow you to display a “Buy Link” next to your track. Please see the video below to see how to set up your buy link…
This means that when people share your music from the Promotion Exchange on Hypeddit, they will also be sharing your track and making it go viral. If others like your track, they will share it too.
What Can You Sell to Music Producers Through Your Buy Link?
The biggest market on We Make Dance Music is people looking for DAW templates. Therefore, you can sell people the project files that you are making on your DAW. For instance, if you are working with FL Studio like me, you will be able to sell your flp files.
I also advise you to sell your WAV and MIDI files too. If you build up a number of templates for sale on WMDM, you can add your WAV and MIDI files into sample packs. It is vital that you look outside the box. What other products can you turn your track into?
Another product that I advise you to make with every track is royalty-free stock music. On WMDM, DJ’s will purchase your stock music when they are looking for music to play in their DJ sets. If they like what they hear, you will have another sale.
How Do You Sell Your DAW Templates With Hypeddit?
You need to use the Promotion Exchange in your music promotion on Hypeddit. Producers use the Promotion Exchange because it is an easier way to get more followers, more subscribers and more shares. Therefore, it is vital in the music promotion of your music.
Here is a video I made on Hypeddit. This video is quite old now, but still applies to today’s Hypeddit.
Use YouTube For Your Music Promotion
As I said earlier in this post, people listen to more music on YouTube than any other service. Therefore, it is a vital part of your music promotion and you need to use it to promote your music online. There are also other benefits in using YouTube to promote your music online. These include…
- If you build up a good audience, you can generate money from your YouTube channel and turn it into an income stream.
- YouTube is more personal so you can be more personal with your audience.
- There are a tonne of different videos that you can make.
- As YouTube is owned by Google, it is more powerful and if you upload regularly to YouTube, Google will boost your videos. This, in turn, will also provide you with more streams, more followers and better results on your videos.
Advice on Building Your Download Gates
There are two things I want you to remember when building your Hypeddit Download Gates. These include the files that you upload to give away to your audience. I also want to remind you of what platforms I think you need to include and the best ways to promote your music online. Firstly, let us deal with the latter point…
Which Platforms Are Best For Your Music Promotion?
The default platform for Hypeddit is the email capture form. While it is important to build an email list, getting them from Hypeddit can be a bad strategy. I say this because the producers who use the Promotion Exchange only use it because they are after credits. Generally, they are not really interested in your music. This makes results on your email marketing poorer and you will be able to capture a lot more addresses. Therefore, it is not as cost effective as other methods of building your email list.
Which Platforms Do I Recommend You Use in Your Music Promotion?
As I said earlier in this post, I recommend you use SoundCloud and YouTube if you want to sell your DAW templates. These are two sites that will offer you more return on your investment. This is because they are more frequented by the kinds of people who are going to purchase your DAW templates or whatever other products you wish to promote to other producers online.
Why Does We Make Dance Music Offer You A Better Business Opportunity?
Earlier this week, I had a Zoom meeting one to one with Mikas from We Make Dance Music. Mikas is the founder and the boss at We Make Dance Music. He explained that DAW templates are the best products to sell on WMDM.
The biggest reason for me to work with We Make Dance Music is that it provides passive income. The definition of the term passive income is doing the job once, yet being paid for it over and over again. Therefore, the same product can continue to make money for you over and over again. It is what “internet marketing gurus” consider to be the holy grail of making money online.
No Upfront Costs and No Monthly Costs
Another great reason why you need to use We Make Dance Music to make money is because there are no up front costs and no monthly costs. The only money that We Make Dance Music make from your music is a cut of each sale. Therefore, you don’t pay them. Your customer does! This makes We Make Dance Music available as a business opportunity to people all over the world. It does not matter what country you live in. You will be able to make money from sales of your DAW templates and any other product.
Make Money From the Affiliate Program
We Make Dance Music operate a very lucrative affiliate program. As an affiliate, you make something like $5 for every upload that your referred producers upload. This may not sound like much, but if you referred one producer per week for a year and each of these uploaded one product per week, that is $260 per week. As I said earlier, I always upload more than one product. This is because I repurpose products. You can turn a track into a sample pack, a DAW template or a royalty-free stock music track. If each of those 52 producers uploaded 3 products from each project, you would be looking at $780 per week – which is fantastic!
Thank you for reading this post on how to promote your music online, make more money, sell more DAW templates and use We Make Dance Music and SoundCloud to do so. If you would like to add anything to this, please use the form at the bottom of this post. Also, if you would like to check out any of my other recent posts, please choose from the list below. Thank you.
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